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Poster: LastChance Date: Mar 7, 2006 12:10am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Requests for various clips. Idea. Should I try implement or has it been done already?

People, there's various tiny clips I'd like to get ahold of, either (c) TV footage (of politicians saying certain things), or (cc) stock footage. I don't see a centralized way of presenting these requests to people that might have the footage, or a way of consolidating the requests so that anyone looking to help out others knows what is needed and what is not.

For example... at one time I needed video footage of George Bush Sr. stating (to the CIA) how only the lowest-of-the-low would reveal the identify of an undercover agent. It took months until someone pointed me in the right direction to find the footage.

What I'd have loved was a site I could submit such a request to. Then anyone interested in helping could have reponded with a URL containing video content. The clip would then be tracked by the website, allowing people to tag it with descriptors (date, format, quality, c/cc status).

Does such a site exist already? For example del.icio.us is great for tagging, but not for requesting content. I don't want to reinvent the wheel here. Any any suggestions as to what such a system might need are welcome. -lc

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Poster: indiworks Date: Mar 29, 2006 7:09pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Requests for various clips. Idea. Should I try implement or has it been done already?

up to a certain extend you can find footage in the archive via tags and the search engine, but it is limited to tags for a whole movie/programme. there are some films that have shotlists (incl. timecode), so this can be useful. also the thumbnails galleries can be used for finding footage.

metataging audio/video (clips) is going to be big at some point soon, i'm sure, but i don't know of any site that does what you were looking for (and since i had similar ideas i guess there must be quite a few people interested in this...).

here two links that might be interesting for researching this:

for tv/video:

http://www.personalizemedia.com/index.php/nuts-bolts-of-personal-tv

for audio:

http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2005/10/on_the_bbc_annotatable_audio_project.shtml

i'll try to post other links once i find them, i think i've seen projects in development that could be interesting, i'll try to find out...

valentin (indiworks @ www.ourmedia.org/user/43223)

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Poster: LastChance Date: Mar 29, 2006 9:36pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Requests for various clips. Idea. Should I try implement or has it been done already?

Yes, i would have thought a series of tags for the whole video clip, but specifying timeline segment might have cut it. Its like IA has built up 98% of all the infrastructure needed, but its not quite there for finding particular needed shots.

For example, if the current IA was extended, it could be ANY user submitting timeline tags to a video. As every new timeline segment is identified with a tag, an additional GIF is rendered. Instead of freeform identification of a video's contents you could have an image and markup of every shot.

Its probably possible to build such a think independently of IA, like an IAIndexing.Com or something, but the ability to generate GIFs would probably have to be nixed.

Hopefully I'll have time to take a stab at it, or assist someone else who's trying. The BBC audio link looks like a good example.

Thanks for the info.

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Poster: indiworks Date: Mar 29, 2006 11:01pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Requests for various clips. Idea. Should I try implement or has it been done already?

o.k., i think this could be it:

http://trac.filmapart.org/trac.cgi/FilmApart

"FilmApart will have two primary functions in it's initial version, timecode based annotation (subclip creation) of any media available for download and building playlists/sequences of subclips."